Guided Tours & Group Visits

There’s so much to see and discover in the Cathedral. You can pre-book a tour with our knowledgeable Cathedral Guides, who’ll tell you all about our amazing story.  If you’re visiting with children, you can use our FREE family trail or explorer bags

We are a working Cathedral and occasionally Services and Events will mean that we are not open to the public. On the day of your visit, please check our website for our opening times.


Scheduled Cathedral Tours

Join our knowledgeable Guides for a Scheduled Tour exploring The People's Cathedral, an iconic Grade II* listed building.

Scheduled tours normally take place every Thursday and on the first and third Saturday of each month at 11am, but are subject to change as this is a working Cathedral. Please see below for dates of forthcoming scheduled tours.             

Thursday 4 October

Saturday 6 October

Thursday 11 October

Saturday 20 October

Thursday 25 October

Thursday 1 November - The last Scheduled Guided Tour of 2018

please remember you can book your own tour, for an individual or for groups, by calling 01483 547 862 or 01483 547 881

Tours are charged at £4 per head with payment in advance preferred.

A special Family Ticket is available for one adult and up to three children (under 16 years) for £4 or two adults and up to three children (under 16 years) for £8.

To book a place, please call 01483 547881 or 01483 547862 or email

If you wish to book your ticket on the day, please visit the Cathedral Shop where they will receive your payment and provide you with a ticket.

Tower Tours

Visitors will be able to join our Guides and climb the 249 steps to the top of the Tower to enjoy stunning views over Surrey and the surrounding area.

Tower tours usually take place every Saturday at 2pm and 3:15pm and are strictly limited to 15 people per tour. This is a working Cathedral so occasionally there tours will not be available if there is a service or event being held.

Booking of Tower Tours can only be done two months in advance via the box office.

Some restrictions do apply, so please check before booking.

Tickets are available online or from our Shop at £6 per person. To book go to the Tour Schedule and click on the date and time of the tour you want to book onto.

Alternatively, please contact 01483 547862 or 01483 547881, or email

Group Visits

Group visits are welcomed. Groups of 15 or over are asked to pre-book even if you do not require a guided tour, so that we can make sure the Cathedral is available. Please contact call 01483 547862 or 01483 547881, or email or click here for our Group Brochure

School Visits

For School Visits, please contact or call 01483 547880. Alternatively please visit our Schools webpages for more information.

Self-guided Tours

You are welcome to explore the cathedral using our range of tour leaflets. Choose from seven options including Sculpture, Textiles and Pilgrimage.

Family Tours

For our younger visitors we have a range of “Explorer Bags” aimed at different ages available free of charge from the Cathedral Guides Desk. Alternatively, select our Family Tour leaflet and learn about the Cathedral with Stanley the Stag.

Coming Soon....

In addition to our standard Guildford Cathedral Tour, from late August we will be offering two new tours:-

  • Artistic Gems of Guildford Cathedral Tour £4 per head
  • The Kneelers Tour £4 per head

From late September we will be offering a Sacred Glass Tour also at £4 per head. Please note all tours are subject to availability.